Head to '57 Biscayne in Pioneer Square for Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Thursday, Dec. 6
Looking for unique holiday gifts – a one-of-a-kind present for that special someone or hard-to-shop-for friend?
'57 Biscayne has you covered.
From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, ’57 Biscayne, the artist collective located on the second and third floors of the historic Good Arts Building, 110 Cherry St. in Pioneer Square, will host its annual Holiday Extravaganza.
Shop local for handmade jewelry, paintings, prints, tintype photos, ornaments, hats and handbags, much of it made on site– like Santa’s elves, only for adults. Downstairs, there are more art studios, a vintage boutique, a spot for coffee to keep shoppers energized and a cocktail bar for holiday cheer.
Visitors can peruse open studios of resident artists, including Peggy Foy, Jeanie Lewis, Eric Eschenbach, Lindsay Peyton, Liz Ewings, Chelsea Bird Hoard, Richard Graham, Hilary Burnett, Elissa Buchalter, Anastasia Agafanova, Sarah Dillon Gilmartin, Sh'Kala Warren, Lin-Lin Mao, Ieva Ansaberga, photographers Libby Bulloff and Stephen Robinson, and Mari Nelson and Misbah Rehman’s jewelery.
Guest vendors will also be on site, like haberdasher Kelly Christy and jewelers Jennifer Stenhousewith Stenhouse Studio, Tegan Wallace Design, Samantha Slater Studio, Barbara Magaña with La Objeteria Jewelryand Vicki Zomenou with Porpe Artifacts.
The Good Arts building has a rich history, entrenched in the arts, to maintain, after all. There once was a world famous jazz club in its walls, a fringe theatre in its basement and a photography studio in the halls. It also housed a boxing gym and the first gay and lesbian community center in Seattle.
In 2015, the artist-developer partnership Good Arts LLC formed to buy the entire building, to keep the artists in Pioneer Square and to provide additional affordable space for the creation, promotion, and exhibition of a broad range of artistic endeavors. Earlier this year, amid rampant development in the downtown core and the resulting displacement of artists, the group doubled the square footage of space in the building devoted to art studios.
Artist and '57 Biscayne founder Jane Richlovsky teamed up with theatrical engineer Steve Coulter, Greg Smith of Urban Visions Real Estate, and Ali Ghambari of Cherry Street Coffee House to form Good Arts, which took its name from the “Good Eats” cafeteria that occupied the building a century ago.
For more information, visit http://57biscayne.com